University Master Planner and Chief Architect and Associate Vice President for University Planning, Design and Construction - University of Connecticut
Laura A. Cruickshank, FAIA, University Master Planner and Chief Architect and Associate Vice President for University Planning, Design and Construction, joined UCONN in February 2013. Ms. Cruickshank is responsible for the immediate and long-range planning, design and construction of the University's two billion dollar Capital Improvement Plan, UCONN 2000 and Next Generation CT programs for the Storrs and Regional Campuses and the Law School.
Prior to joining UCONN, Laura Cruickshank was the Yale University Planner and directed planning and design on the Yale central campus. Ms. Cruickshank led Yale planning for the new Yale-NUS College in Singapore representing the University in the planning, design and construction of the new liberal arts college. She collaborated with an international team of architects, and partnered with professional and administrative colleagues from the National University of Singapore. Prior to her tenure at Yale, Laura was in private practice for over twenty years.
Ms. Cruickshank received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1975 and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning in 1980; she gave the Commencement address at the School in May 2016. Laura holds architectural registration in Connecticut and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a member the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), the Association of University Architects (AUA) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Ms. Cruickshank serves on the Construction Institute's Board of Advisors and has served on various private boards and public commissions, including the General Services Administration peer review for the design of the new campus for the Department of Homeland Security.